Gonzales, Rose – Bowl with Rain and Cloud Designs (1960s)

4.25"w x 2.5"h

$ 350.00

Rose Gonzales is often considered the first at San Ildefonso Pueblo to make carved pottery. However, over the course of her career, she created a variety of styles including plainware, and painted and carved pottery.  This bowl is one of her classic shapes with a sharp shoulder and sloping neck. The bowl is highly polished to a glassy shine.  It is painted with a cloud and rain design around the neck of the piece.  Note how she used the negative space of the polished surface to create the clouds!  The bowl was fired a glassy deep black.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed, “Rose” on the bottom in the clay.